No back story, no setting, no theme, simply a cryptic clue to solve:

Easy, he finishes walking strange, strangely.

Since cryptic clues traditionally indicate the number of letters in the solution, I'll provide that as a hint:


After some feedback on my previous questions, hopefully this is a little better. However, criticism is still welcome.

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he finishes = e + walking strange = limps; strangely = anagram
easy is the definition

  • $\begingroup$ TIL you cannot start an answer with the word "ha." $\endgroup$
    – Will
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 11:24
  • $\begingroup$ i don't get it .. "e + .." why? $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 11:28
  • $\begingroup$ @lois6b, the "finish" of "he" is "e" $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 11:35
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    $\begingroup$ Hmmm. "He finishes" isn't quite the same as "finish of 'he'", is it? The adjectival use of "he" is okay I guess but finishes is a plural and therefore should mean more than one letter or one letter each from several words. And "walking strange" can't be "limps", it can only be something like "limping". $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 11:44
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    $\begingroup$ There's a general rule in cryptic crosswords that you must supply the letters to be anagrammed, not give clues to them. So you could have "Limps strangely on end of toe -- easy", which supplies all the letters needed. ("On" only works if this is a down clue.) $\endgroup$
    – paolo
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 12:16

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